I spent my lunch time reading other personal finance blogs and some of the posts I read was about other ways to save money. As I’m reading the lists, it occurred to me that I’m not the only weird one out there that is probably doing these things.
My list is short compared to the posts I read but I selected the ones that was so me.
8 Ways to Save Money
Opt for Water
I always ask for water when we eat out at restaurants. The main reason for it is that I didn’t want to spend the extra dollars on soda or tea.
Amazon subscribe and save
I haven’t actually tried this out yet but I am looking into it. I’m trying to find ways to cut my time when I go grocery shopping. If shopping for everyday items is a lot cheaper than buying in bulk at Costco or even couponing for it, then I’m in!
Bring home lunch
Something that I try to do every day. If I were to buy lunch, my limit is $5. In Hawaii, there’s rarely a place where you can pick up lunch for $5 or less. Lunch is about $10 or so and I would break my wallet if I were to buy lunch every single work day. I prefer a home lunch to save money and allow for more time to read other blogs.
Catch the bus
If your company offers a discount on bus passes, I say go for it and take it! In my situation, it was perfect for me. My boyfriend would drop me off at the bus stop before making the turn to head towards his work place. This way, he doesn’t drive back and forth and it’s just convenient for us. We save time and a little gas during the work week.
Save your loose change
I’m a little weird with this one. My boyfriend had collected Crown Royal bags over the years…talk about being a hoarder…and he never does anything with them. Irritated with it, I started to use them to collect loose change every day. So far, I have filled 4 bags. Now I just have to take the time to wrap those coins and take it to the bank.
Unsubscribe from junk mail
When I first got started on my financial journey, one of the first things I did was unsubscribe from a lot of tempting companies that tells me when a sale is happening. You don’t need the temptation when you’re trying to save money.
Is it just me or am I the only one that save condiments from fast food restaurants? Since I like to take home lunch, depending on what I’m eating, I’m going to need a little packet or two of ketchup and shoyu.
Use less electricity at night by going to bed earlier
This is something I struggle with every day! We come home late so trying to go to bed early has been a challenge since we moved into our own place. This is one way I try to save electricity. That and closing the lights in rooms where no one is in it.
That’s my list of weird ways to save money.
Are you a weirdo like me and do any of these? What other weird ways do you to save money?
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